Man going to prison for Halloween child porn

Philip Emanuel, 45, of Atlanta, admitted to doing just that, and was sentenced to eight years and a month in prison Friday by a federal judge, said U.S. District Attorney Sally Quillian Yates.

Emanuel's computer contained dozens of pictures of girls' faces cropped onto the bodies of nude children known to be victims of child exploitation, Yates said. Among the faces, was that of a child  from Emanuel's neighborhood, apparently taken during a trick-or-treat outing.

"The defendant edited the child's pictures to appear as if she was engaging in sexual acts with him," Yates said. The case was investigated after Atlanta police got a tip about Emanuel. They called on the FBI for help with the case.

Emanuel pleaded guilty on July 27 to a charge of receiving child pornography.

When he gets out of prison,  he'll have to serve 20 years of supervised release, and pay a fine of $15,000, according to the sentence handed down by U.S. District Judge Charles A. Pannell, Jr.

Yates said restitution to the victim will be decided at a hearing tentatively scheduled for later this month.

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